“Where there is a white carpet of snow tonight, it’s going to stay there,” weatherman Frank Dubocage told HLN. “After all, it’s going to freeze next night, down to -2 degrees.”
The Agency for Roads and Traffic (AWV) is on standby to send out gritters in the eventuality that melting snow leads to slippery roads. “The snow initially falls on a road surface with positive temperatures, but depending on the intensity of the snowfall, these can drop below/around freezing,” the AWV explains. “When snow falls on a cold surface, it can remain and cause slipperiness.”
As the week continues, snow is expected to fall in more of the country, accompanied by freezing temperatures.
According to the RMI, between 0 and 5 centimetres of snow could fall in Limburg and Antwerp by Friday morning. In the provinces of Liege, Flemish and Walloon Brabant and East Flanders it will be 1 to 7 cm, in Namur and Luxembourg 5 to 20 cm and in Hainaut and West Flanders 0 to 7 cm.
Update #sneeuw 10u58: De sneeuwlaag in het zuidwesten van Vlaanderen dikt nu snel aan. Een samenspel tussen isothermie en de aanvoer van koudere lucht uit het noordoosten zorgen ervoor dat de #sneeuwgrens sterk daalt. pic.twitter.com/io6S0FqQO9